LOS ANGELES: John Eberhard, a singer/songwriter located in Southern California, is releasing a CD of 12 original songs on November 17, 2023. The CD features saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Frank Gambale, both of Chick Corea Elektric Band fame.
The CD’s 12 songs are pop-rock with a heavy jazz influence, similar to Steely Dan, Michael Franks, Sting, Al Jarreau, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Chicago.
Three songs have been released already on streaming services. “Home Tonight” has gotten over 11,000 streams on Spotify, “As One” featuring Eric Marienthal has gotten over 17,000 streams on Spotify, and “Monkey” has gotten 9,400 streams in less than a week. Streaming links to the first three songs can be found at https://afterthefuturerecords.com/streaming-links/.
The CD is being released on After the Future Records, (https://afterthefuturerecords.com/shop/) and can be purchased directly on their website. The CD is a premium edition featuring an 8 page booklet with all liner notes and all song lyrics. The label is having an introductory Black Friday sale on the CD, discounting the price of $15 plus shipping down to $10 plus shipping.
John does all the vocals on the CD, and plays all instruments (keyboards, drums), except for solos. Featured soloists, in addition to Eric Marienthal and Frank Gambale, include musicians Mitch Talevi (guitar), Larry Williams (guitar), Rex Perry (synthesizer), and Kurt Belshaw (guitar).
Commenting on the CD, John Eberhard stated “I am very excited to be releasing my first CD of original songs. My goal on this project was to create compelling music, compelling lyrics that tell a story, with high quality production and mastering. I worked hard on it and I really hope to expose a lot of people to this music, and that they will love it.”
John Eberhard has played in bands in the Midwest, New England and Southern California, playing drums, keyboards and singing, for several decades.
After the Future Records can be reached at https://afterthefuturerecords.com/. An electronic press kit (EPK) can be found at https://afterthefuturerecords.com/epk-john-eberhard/.